For stunning photography with point-and-shoot ease, look no further than Canon's EOS Rebel XSi. The EOS Rebel XSi brings staggering technological innovation to the masses. It features Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, plus a new 12.2-megapixel CMOS Sensor and is available in a kit with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens with Optical Image Stabilizer. The EOS Rebel XSi's refined, ergonomic design includes a new 3.0-inch LCD monitor, compatibility with SD and SDHC Memory cards and new accessories that enhance every aspect of the photographic experience.
| Outstanding Image Quality: New Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III Image Processor, 14-bit conversion for smooth tone, gradations, extensive noise reduction technology, and new Auto Optimization for superior highlight-shadow control. |
| Excellent performance with 3.5 fps continuous shooting, up to 53 full-resolution JPEGs or 6 RAW images in a burst, and reduced shutter lag time. |
| Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, with 170° wide viewing angle, superior viewing in daylight, and Live View Function. |
| Fast 9-point AF system, and two types of AF during Live View Function. |
| Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards. |
| New advanced features include spot metering, external flash settings on the camera’s menu, and a new higher-magnification viewfinder. |
| Fully compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories. |
New Technology for Outstanding Images.
Outstanding Image Quality: New Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III Image Processor, 14-bit conversion for smooth tone, gradations, extensive noise reduction technology, and new Auto Optimization for superior highlight-shadow control.
Canon’s CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers the most pixels in its class. It offers many of the same new technologies to maximize each pixel’s light gathering efficiency that were first seen with the professional EOS-1D Mark III model. It’s an APS-C size sensor (22.2 x 14.8mm), and there’s an effective 1.6x increase in the lens’s marked focal length when attached. Canon’s DIGIC III Image Processor dramatically enhances image quality and speeds up all camera operations for intuitive operation. It works in concert with the EOS Rebel XSi’s sensor to achieve unprecedented levels of performance in all lighting situations.
14-bit A/D Converter
DIGIC III Image Processor
Speedy, Precise Operation.
Excellent performance with 3.5 fps continuous shooting, up to 53 full-resolution JPEGs or 6 RAW images in a burst, and reduced shutter lag time.
The EOS Rebel XSi operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS Rebel XSi is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can shoot up to 3.5 frames per second, in bursts of 53 JPEGs or 6 RAW files, so you’ll never, ever miss a shot.
See the Image in Large LCD with Live View Function.
Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, with 170° wide viewing angle, superior viewing in daylight, and Live View Function.
The EOS Rebel XSi has a huge, bright 3.0-inch TFT LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170°. It’s perfect for Live View composition or viewing camera settings like AF, ISO, Metering, AF Point selection and flash options. And the maximum brightness of the EOS Rebel XSi LCD monitor is about 30% greater than its predecessor, which is a big benefit when you’re using the camera in bright sunlight.
Live View Function
Advanced, Adaptable AF.
Fast 9-point AF system, and two types of AF during Live View Function.
The EOS Rebel XSi has a high-precision 9-point wide area AF sensor for fast, accurate focus even in dim lighting. It has a number of focus modes, including One-Shot AF, AI Focus AF, AI Servo AF and Manual. In Live View Function, the EOS Rebel XSi has two AF modes: Quick mode, which uses the camera’s standard 9-point AF system, and Live mode, which is a contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the imaging sensor, and can be overridden by pressing the AF mode selection button. A familiar feature in PowerShot cameras, Live mode AF uses similar technologies to achieve focus, while Quick mode is more appropriate for capturing action or for shooting in low light.
Flexible Storage with Memory Cards.
Compatible with compact SD and SDHC memory cards.
The EOS Rebel XSi is the first EOS Digital SLR camera to use popular SD and SDHC memory cards only. Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities, SD and SDHC memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS Rebel XSi’s compact and lightweight body design.
Advanced Features for Advanced Photography.
New advanced features include spot metering, external flash settings on the camera’s menu, and a new higher-magnification viewfinder.
The EOS Rebel XSi’s 35-zone evaluative metering system with improved white balance analyzes light based on each zone in the viewing area, enabling the camera to choose the overall best exposure for the entire scene. It now features a spot meter, which reads a tiny area (about 4%) of the picture for extremely precise metering. It also provides Center-weighted average metering and partial metering for accurate exposure no matter the situation. The EOS Rebel XSi also has an improved, high magnification viewfinder that provides a larger overall view, and increased brightness and clarity. And the EOS Rebel XSi has a Display-Off sensor that automatically turns the LCD monitor off whenever the camera is at the photographer’s eye. All relevant shooting information, including ISO, is displayed right in the viewfinder so it’s easy to change settings without moving the camera away from the eye.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Dust Delete Data Detection
Picture Style settings
Highlight Tone Priority
Shooting and Sharing Made Easy.
Fully compatible with over 60 EF/EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories.
EF & EF-S Lenses
EOS Rebel XSi is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses, and Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology are featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS Rebel XSi.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS Rebel XSi. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100), and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can’t get right up to the subject. The 430EX is also great for bounce flash, with its tilting and swiveling flash head. It automatically zooms the flash head to cover lenses ranging from 16mm up to 105mm or longer with the EOS Rebel XSi. Of course, it works with the camera to provide full E-TTL II automatic flash exposure. And the 430EX has a powerful AF-assist beam, which allows the camera to autofocus even in total darkness on subjects as far as 32 ft. from the camera.
Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 17.0)
Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.3) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it’s CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.
EOS Utility (Version 2.3) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they’re connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon’s ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it’s used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.
ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.1) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.1) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.
RAW Image Task (Version 2.8) for Windows/Macintosh
| Type || Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash |
| Recording Medium || SD memory card, SDHC memory card |
| Image Format || 22.2mm x 14.8mm |
| Compatible Lenses || Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) |
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
| Lens Mount || Canon EF mount |
| Type || High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor |
| Pixels || Effective pixels: Approx. 12.20 megapixels |
| Total Pixels || Total pixels: Approx. 12.40 megapixels |
| Aspect Ratio || 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical) |
| Color Filter System || RGB primary color filter |
| Low-pass Filter || Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable |
| Recording Format || Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 |
| Image Format || JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG |
| File Size || (1) Large/Fine : Approx. 4.3MB (4272 x 2848 pixels) |
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.2MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.5MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.3MB (3088 x 2056 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.6MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.8MB (2256 x 1504 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 15.3 MB (4272 x 2848 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
| Settings || Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom |
| Color Temperature Compensation || White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments |
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
| Type || Eye-level pentamirror |
| Coverage || Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% |
| Magnification || Approx. 0.87x (-1m with 50mm lens at infinity) |
| Eyepoint || Approx. 19mm (from eyepiece lens center) |
| Dioptric Adjustment Correction || -3.0 to +1.0 diopter |
| Mirror || Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) |
| Viewfinder Information || AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, SD memory card information |
| Depth-of-Field Preview || Enabled with depth-of-field preview button |
| Type || TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection |
| AF Points || 9 AF points |
| AF Working Range || EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100) |
| Focusing Modes || One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF) |
| AF Point Selection || Automatic selection, manual selection |
| Selected AF Point Display || Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor |
| AF-assist Beam || Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash |
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. at periphery
| Metering Modes || 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering |
| Metering Range || EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) |
| Exposure Control Systems || Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash |
| ISO Speed Range || Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-800 set automatically |
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
| Exposure Compensation || Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB) |
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
| AE Lock || Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF |
Manual: By AE lock button
| Type || Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter |
| Shutter Speeds || 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec. |
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
| Shutter Release || Soft-touch electromagnetic release |
| Self-timer || 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting |
| Remote Control || Remote Switch RS-60E3 |
Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
| Type || Retractable, auto pop-up flash |
| Guide Number || 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet) |
| Recycling Time || Approx. 3 sec. |
| Flash-ready Indicator || Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder |
| Flash Coverage || 17mm lens angle of view |
| Flash Exposure Compensation || ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments |
| EOS External Flash or Dedicated Speedlites || E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites |
| PC Terminal || N/A |
| Continuous Shooting Speed || Max. approx. 3.5 shots/sec. (single shots possible) |
| Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting || JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 53, RAW: Approx. 6 |
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, SD memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
| Type || TFT color liquid-crystal monitor |
| Screen Monitor size || 3.0 in. |
| Pixels || Approx. 230,000 pixels |
| Coverage || Approx. 100% |
| Brightness Control || 7 levels provided |
| Image Display Format || Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date) |
| Highlight Alert || Provided (Overexposed highlights blink) |
|Image Protection and Erase|
| Protection || Single images can be erase-protected or not |
| Erase || Single image, check-marked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time |
| Direct Printing from the Camera || Enabled with the Print/Share button |
| Compatible Printers || PictBridge-compatible printers |
| Battery || Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1) |
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
| Number of Shots || |
| Battery Life || The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5 |
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
| Battery Check || Automatic |
| Power Saving || Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min. |
| Back-up Battery || Built-in secondary battery |
|Dimensions and Weight|
| Dimensions (W x H x D) || Approx. 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in./128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm |
| Weight || Approx. 16.8 oz./ 475g (body only) |
| Operating Temperature Range || 32-104°F/0-40°C |
| Operating Humidity Range || 85% or less |
| Working Temperature Range || 32-104°F/0-40°C |
| Working Humidity Range || 85% or less |
| ||Note: The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.|